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General Information

The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha.

The national currency of Bhutan is Ngultrum (BTN).

1 BTN equals  .
equals  BTN.

Location

Bhutan

The distance from to Bhutan is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Bhutan. Exercise normal precautions in Bhutan. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 113 to call the police in Bhutan.

LGBT

Bhutan has a score of -7 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Bhutan ranks #146 worldwide.

Although there are no laws that explicitly prohibit consensual same-sex sexual activity, laws against "sodomy or any other sexual conduct that is against the order of nature" exist. Under the penal code, a person can be imprisoned for as long as one year for engaging in such acts. There have been no reported cases of such charges.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Bhutan should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Bhutan:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Bhutan to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Bhutan differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Bhutan, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type D
  • Type F
  • Type G
  • Type M
Weather

The temperature difference between Bhutan and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat November 09 42–60°F  /  5–16°C 68% 26%
Sun November 10 39–59°F  /  4–15°C 68% 36%
Mon November 11 38–61°F  /  3–16°C 66% 21%
Tue November 12 37–62°F  /  3–17°C 60% 6%
Wed November 13 40–65°F  /  4–18°C 48% 5%
Thu November 14 41–65°F  /  5–18°C 54% 18%
Fri November 15 40–65°F  /  5–18°C 59% 11%
Sat November 16 40–64°F  /  4–18°C 60% 13%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:15 am and sets at 05:11 pm. This equates to 10.9 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Bhutan, it is in . When the sun sets in Bhutan, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Bhutan.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Bhutan.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 69.00 BTN in Bhutan.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 350.63 BTN.

The legal drinking age in Bhutan is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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